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Overview

For one- or two-semester, first-year composition - rhetoric courses.


Clear, step-by-step writing instruction and ample apparatus help reveal the connection between reading and writing, while helping readers discover strategies that work for them.

Bringing together equal parts product and process, RevelThe Longman Writer stresses the connection between reading and writing with an emphasis on helping readers discover what works best for them. Highly flexible, this learning resource is designed to fit a wide range of learning styles. A supportive, conversational tone inspires readers’ confidence, while numerous activities and writing assignments develop awareness of rhetorical choices and encourage readers to explore a range of composing strategies.


The Longman Writer includes everything that readers need for a first-year composition course: a comprehensive rhetoric, including chapters on each stage of the writing process and discussions of the essay exam and literary paper; a reader with professional selections and student essays integrated into the rhetoric; a research guide, with information on writing and properly documenting a research paper, including up-to-date guidelines based on the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook; and a concise, easy-to-use handbook. The 10th Edition has been fully updated to provide helpful advice on academic writing, critical reading and thinking, and the recursive stages of the writing process, along with more in-depth coverage of the research process and new examples of student writing.


Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience—for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.


NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

I. The Reading Process

1. Becoming a Critical Reader and Thinker


II. The Writing Process

2. Getting Started Through Prewriting

3. Identifying a Thesis

4. Supporting the Thesis with Evidence

5. Organizing the Evidence

6. Writing the Paragraphs in the First Draft

7. Revising Overall Meaning, Structure, and Paragraph Development

8. Revising Sentences and Words

9. Editing and Proofreading


III. Patterns of Development

10. Description

11. Narration

12. Illustration

13. Division-Classification

14. Process Analysis

15. Comparison-Contrast

16. Cause-Effect

17. Definition

18. Argumentation-Persuasion


IV. The Research Essay

19. Locating, Critically Evaluating, Analyzing, and Synthesizing Research Sources

20. Writing the Research Essay


V. The Literary Essay and Essay Exam

21. Writing About Literature

22. Writing Essay Exams


VI. A Concise Handbook

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